Vt., 8 states allow hemp growth; fed law conflicts

Associated Press
Vt., 8 states allow hemp growth; fed law conflicts

In this June 24, 2013 photo, John Vitko picks strawberries in Warren, Vt. Vitko would like to grow hemp to feed his chickens. Vermont has passed a law allowing farmers to grow hemp used for everything from rope to clothing. But the law clashes with federal rules that ban cultivation of the plant that is a distant cousin of marijuana. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

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